Spruce Kings Alumni, Jujhar Khaira Signs with the Edmonton Oilers


Ron Gallo                    

August 7, 2013, PRINCE GEORGE, BC (ISN) – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are excited to announce that Jujhar Khaira and the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League have agreed to terms on a three year entry level deal.

Khaira, who played two seasons with the Spruce Kings and was drafted 63rd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2012 NHL Draft. Last season, Khaira played NCAA Division I hockey with the Michigan Tech Huskies finishing the season with 6 goals and 19 assists in 37 games. In his two seasons with the Spruce Kings, Khaira finished with 39 goals and 82 assists in 112 games.

“Jujhar is a tremendous young man and a terrific player. He is a very focused and driven individual who understands that the NHL is his ultimate goal,” said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “Our entire organization is very proud of Jujhar and we wish him all the best as he pursues his pro hockey aspirations.”

“This is a player that the Edmonton Oilers will benefit from having in their lineup,” said Spruce Kings Head Coach, Dave Dupas. “Jujhar has always worked hard and everything he has achieved he has earned through that hard work. We are all very proud knowing that he was a Spruce King and know how determined he is.”

Khaira will be joining the Edmonton Oilers for the start of their training camp and looking to find a regular spot on the team’s roster or with their American Hockey League farm team, the Oklahoma City Barons.